Trim Return to Winning Ways
Trim got back to winning ways in the under 16 football with a resounding 5-16 to 1-11 over a strong Round Towers side in a blustery Trim on Tuesday 11th. After last week’s defeat a good result was important to the Trim lads and they showed they were up for the fight from early on scoring 2-4 without reply in the first nine minutes. They used the wind well, moved the ball quickly and Johnny McEvoy and Frank O’Reilly caused endless problems for their full back line.
Trim’s opening scores came from Frank O’Reilly (2-0) Harry Kennedy (0-1) Conor Quigley (0-1) M Cole (0-1) and Jonathan McEvoy (0-1). Round Towers responded with two quick points and showed how dangerous they could be but Brian Bolger, Liam O’Reilly and Aonghus Shortt in the half back line responded and closed them down to minimize their chances. Whenever that line was breached Danny Coleman, Sean Mahony and Conall Rogers thwarted their efforts with persistent tackling and harrying which meant they missed many chances.
Trim dominated the remainder of the half on the score board adding 2-8 to 0-0. Jonathan McEvoy had an excellent 1-4 of this total and other scorers were Mikey Cole (1-1), Harry Kennedy, James Murray, Frank O’Reilly (0-1) each.
Much of Trim’s dominance in this half was built on non- stop running from Trim’s half backs and great work at midfield by Harry Kennedy and Conor Quigley whose distribution was excellent throughout the match. The half forward line led by an in-form Harry Harlin and featuring Mikey Cole and James Murray were superb throughout.
Half time score: Trim 4-12 Round Towers 0-2.
Having used the wind well in the first half Trim were aware that they needed to change tactics and close down Round Towers for the second half. They succeeded admirably and scored the first two points in the second half through Harry Harlin and Conor Quigley.
Round Towers pressed hard and wave after wave of attacks yielded a hard won five points as the Trim backs held firm and refused to give them any easy chances. Harry Kennedy responded with a Trim point and Round Towers replied with a goal which gave an excellent Calum Buckley no chance.
Brian Bolger had to retire at half time and Evan de Courcy replaced him and played very well in the defence. Evan Ganley came on late in the game and made an impact immediately and was unlucky not to get a goal.
Just as it seemed that Round Towers might rally Jonathan McEvoy popped up to score 1-1. The goal was an excellent one and the point came after a great Colin Quigley pass. Round Towers finished strongly with four good points to leave the final score:
Trim 5-16 Round Towers 1-11.
This was a good overall display by Trim playing the brand of fast moving open football which is their trademark. They changed tack in the second half to play against the wind and contain the opposition and did this well. The team is still badly affected with injuries with as many as six first choice players currently on the list.
Trim Team: Calum Buckley, Danny Coleman, Sean Mahoney, Conal Rogers, Aonghus Shortt, Brian Bolger, Liam O’Reilly, Conor Quigley (0-2), Harry Kennedy (0-3), Mikey Cole (1-2), Harry Harlin (0-1), James Murray (0-2) y Jonathan McEvoy (2-5), Frank O’Reilly, (2-1).
Subs: Evan Ganley, Evan de Courcey